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Northrop Grumman Principal Operations Analyst in Brigham City, Utah

With annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, over 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Northrop Grumman is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission - whether it's a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world's leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other Space systems, and the nation's largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Northrop Grumman Flight Systems Group provides products and services that span the launch, missile systems and aerospace markets. We are a premier producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and specialty energetic products; a leading provider of small and medium class space launch vehicles for Civil, DoD and Commercial missions; a major supplier of interceptor boosters and target vehicles for missile defense; and a world class manufacturer of composite primary and secondary structures for commercial and military aircraft and launch vehicles.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking an experienced Principal Operations Analyst to provide leadership to our Test and Research Operations Value Steam team at our Promontory campus.

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Operations Analyst is responsible for administrative assignments and implementation of improvement initiatives associated with the Test and Research Operations Value Stream (TRO VS). The primary responsibility for this position is to support the Test and Research Operations Value Stream Director, Managers and VSET Leaders in understanding and integrating actions for future demand vs. capacity planning. This strategic planning and executing role is for facility and tooling capital as well as manpower needs for the next 5 years and beyond. Also required is the identification of systemic improvements needed for establishing overall test and process stability, and driving improvement for this key NGIS objective.

Create and improve area tools and systems designed to support manufacturing stability and efficiency.

Understand demand vs. capacity for the TRO VS, create and execute plans to support future needs.

Analyze Operational Availability data and develop plans with support groups for readiness to execute to future demands.

Identify opportunities for mistake proofing and create innovative solutions for Quality Improvement.

Develop innovative solutions to improve and simplify work.

Develop and implement process improvement initiatives. Provide coaching and support for improvement activities throughout the work center.

Communicate effectively, initiate and drive necessary actions to completion that ensure organizational goals are accomplished.

Develop knowledge and expertise to be considered a strategic SME for the work areas.

Resolve functional or process related problems/issues and makes sound business decisions.

Job Duties:

Work closely with VSET leaders and across all Program Mgmt. to understand future demand and timing

Lead Operations Teams through capacity analysis for the TRO VS and understand the future business needs required to meet company objectives

Work closely with Program Management and Operations Leadership to drive needed improvements and investment.

Experience Requirements:

General operations experience through either hands on, project management, or engineering experience.

Verifiable lean manufacturing (PES) implementation experience that includes problem solving, and leading project teams to improve flow and processes.

Candidate must have a minimum of 6 years of operations related experience.

Experience Preferred:

Manufacturing experience including familiarity with facilities, capabilities, and capacity

Program Launch and or development experience

Knowledge of and experience with Rocket Motor, Subscale, and Component testing.

Machine Shop knowledge and experience

Working with support group personnel, (Maintenance, Safety, Engineering, Production Planning, Quality, etc.)

Experience with building ownership and responsibilities

History of effective liaison work with Engineering and Operations Sr. Leadership

Successful leadership of work teams to achieve company and department objectives.

Capital Budget process management, and understanding of Program timing and delegation processes

Knowledge of Supply Chain systems with regards to overall capacity as related to performance of a Value Stream

Skills & Qualifications:

A demonstrated commitment to safety, and safety improvements.

An understanding of and practical experience implementing lean manufacturing and (PES) principles.

Expertise in Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action implementation.

Working knowledge of MS Office products including Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Project.

Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Time management, organizational and planning skills.

Detail oriented but able to understand the big picture.

Comprehend and interpret high level Program Schedules and factory schedules


BS/BA degree in Business or Technical field and 6 years related experience.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Manufacturing and Production